A Fashion Blogger With M.E – Exhaustion & Tiredness

The effects of exhaustion and tiredness from M.E In my series of posts about living with M.E, I wanted to touch ground on exhaustion and tiredness. So far I have covered the general basics of living with M.E, anxiety and depression and also temporary paralysis, but it’s now time for me to talk about one of the main symptoms of M.E and how it effects those living with it. I did want to say first off though that I’m really encouraged and overwhelmed by the amount of support you are all giving me and I’m so glad that I’m able to help some of you going through the same thing at the moment. I’m working closely with a couple of M.E charities too to help spread awareness for it and you can read an interview I did on M.E support by clicking here. It’s been lovely knowing so many of you are so supportive and at the same time you aren’t treating me any differently, which is what I had hoped for. I’m still me and even though I’ve decided to make having M.E public, it doesn’t change how you know me and I’m thankful for that. One of the things that every single one of us who has M.E will say is a huge problem is exhaustion. It’s one of the symptoms that everyone gets and it’s not just your average tiredness where you need to rest for a while to feel better or get a good nights sleep, it’s much more than that. Someone described it once as it feeling like running a marathon with flu or I…

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Interviewing Lindsey McKeon on Life and Health

An enlightening interview with Lindsey McKeon on life, living and health I’m doing something completely different for today’s post and that’s an exclusive interview with the amazing Lindsey McKeon. Lindsey is a huge inspiration to me as she’s such a grounded, strong minded woman who has managed to really enjoy life and understand it from such a clear point of view. For those of you not familiar with her, Lindsey is an actress from New Jersey, whom you might know from Saved By The Bell if you used to watch it, or numerous other titles. I was very much inspired when I came across her blog post and set of videos with Chris Evans. This series was titled ‘getting inside Chris Evans’ head‘ and he answered her questions on enlightenment, thoughts and more, so I definitely recommend that you check that out as that’s helped me a huge amount on my life journey too and my goals to happiness and understanding. I’ve taken the book recommendations and I’ve been reading Lindsey’s own personal blog frequently as she always inspires me with her writing and passion for life. I found out not that long ago that she has also been to my home town of Bath and loved it here, so that’s a bonus! I got the chance to ask Lindsey some really important questions to me, about managing health and illness while making sure you stay on the right track mentally. How important the nutrients you give to your body are. How she deals with being an empath and being surrounded by other peoples emotions and energy. What her general…

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Pottery Painting For My Birthday Weekend

Pottery Painting For My Birthday Celebrations Those of you who read my blog quite frequently will know that I celebrated my 27th birthday (I know, I don’t look 27, lol!) on the 3rd August and I promised that I would share my day with you. I hadn’t forgotten, but my schedule has been incredibly busy lately and you might even notice that my layout has been spruced up to now feature a slider too! I love how it looks! But anyway, better a bit late than never! I wanted to do something different and fun for my birthday and as I’m not really a party person, I like to keep things low key and fun, so what could have been more ideal than pottery painting? Adam found a place here in Bath called Crockadoodledoo and you get to paint your own pottery pieces however you want. You pay £5 for the studio use which includes the paints, firing and glazing and then you pay per piece you choose. I opted for the cat money box and a butterfly, while Adam chose an owl and a rocket money box. It kind of took me back to my childhood actually and I loved every moment of it! I used to take pottery classes when I was younger and made a lot of bowls, mugs, plates, sculptures etc, but I didn’t need to make these pieces, just paint them! As this was something just Adam and I did together, my birthday celebrations kind of lasted the whole weekend as I was doing different things with different people, so all in all, it was…

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A Fashion Blogger With M.E – Temporary Paralysis

For the next post in my Fashion Blogger With M.E series, I wanted to cover something that plays a huge role in my life and that’s temporary paralysis. To a lot of people, it can be extremely daunting and scary for them to experience someone with M.E going through this, as they can feel completely helpless, so I wanted to explain a bit more about it and share everything I can on the subject so that it can be helpful to anyone out there suffering with M.E or anyone looking after someone who is going through it. Not everyone gets this as a symptom, but a lot do and it’s one of the scarier and harder ones to handle. What is temporary paralysis? This is literally where your body shuts down and you can’t move. The only way I can explain it would be very similar to a coma in terms of your body being completely lifeless, but your mind is fully alert. You can’t move anything, you can’t even keep your eyes open or move a little finger when it’s full blown, but your brain is perfectly awake and this is extremely frustrating because you want to move, you want to speak, you want to tell someone you are ok, but you can’t. You can’t do anything. But… it’s temporary. Why does it happen? For me, it usually happens after I have exhausted myself too much and have done too much. This can be many hours before and you don’t really get a warning until later at night. I think your body gets so exhausted from doing everything before…

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Cherry Picking In The Summer

Cherry picking in the summertime I thought this would be a different post to include on my fashion blog, more of a lifestyle type of post for a change. When Adam and I were shooting some photos a couple of weekends ago in the fields, we came across a cherry tree that we never knew was even there. I think the cherries only appear on it for a few weeks of the year, so it’s no wonder we hadn’t spotted them before when we were there. Cherries are one of my favourite fruits, I can literally eat them by the bucket load if I wanted to, so picking them naturally and actually eating cherries directly from the tree is as organic as it comes and much less expensive! We washed them before eating them and made sure to only pick the ripe ones which didn’t look damaged in any way too. We ended up with loads of cherries to eat and shared them around with family. I love trying to eat as healthy as I possibly can and picking fruit is as good as it gets. With that in mind though I have always wanted my own vegetable patch so I could grow and eat my own carrots, potatoes and other vegetables etc and enjoy them completely organic and fresh. Do any of you grow your own fruits or vegetables? It actually takes me back to being a child when I picked an apple from a tree on a country walk with my dad. That apple was literally the most delicious apple I had ever eaten and still is to…

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A Fashion Blogger With M.E – Anxiety & Depression

I wanted to start my ‘fashion blogger with M.E‘ individual posts with anxiety and depression. This is something that has played a huge part in my life for many, many years now so it’s something I’d like to share in great detail with you all and I hope it can help some of you out there in similar situations. When I first started to get sick around the age of 13/14, it was really difficult for me to take on. Being so young at the time, I didn’t really understand how to take care of myself and how to balance things out at all. I mentioned previously that everyday for me would be filled with some type of sports outside, it didn’t matter what I was doing, I just loved to be active. Even if I didn’t have anyone to play with or anything much to do, I would run or do athletic sports instead. I was one of those kids that loved the outdoors and being active, so when I started to feel ill and tired a lot of the time, it would really get me down that I wasn’t able to go outside and play with my friends or be active in general. It would truly make me agitated and restless just staying in and watching TV or reading a book. As the months went by, there were a few days here and there that I could go out and socialise with my friends gently and just get out for a bit, but it was short lived. Over time I lost a lot of my friends as I…

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A Fashion Blogger With M.E

There are a lot of you out there who have followed my fashion blogger journey since it began in 2010, which I am incredibly grateful for, and there are so many of you who joined me a couple of years, months, weeks or even a few days ago. Since my blog is so personal to me and I feel like we have built up a little community here which I trust and feel safe with, I wanted to explain to you something about my life that I have kept hidden from my blog all this time. This wasn’t because I didn’t trust anyone or because I’m ashamed, it was mainly because I wanted to make sure I could succeed in doing what I wanted to do without any sympathy votes or without it having an impact on my progress. 5 years have gone by now and I’m ready to explain things to you all, now that I know it wont have an impact on my blogging life and work. I have M.E. Kind of similar to CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), but a lot more symptoms are involved. I started getting ill with glandular fever when I was about 12/13 years old and after months, it had developed into M.E. I was going back and forth between hospital and doctors appointments for just over a year, trying to figure out what was wrong with me but after countless tests, studies, examinations and everything else, nobody really knew what was wrong. I found another doctor to visit and she ended up being my life saver. After a month or two of seeing…

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An Update On My Current Health

Quite a few of you have been requesting a health update from me, mostly explaining what I went through as a teenager and how my health and illness shaped my life, leading me to do what I’m doing today. While I will write that for you at some point over the next few months (it’s going to take a while to put together), I wanted to give you a current update on my health at the moment just in case I’m not able to make posts as frequently as I should or in case I start looking really rough around the edges. These photos aren’t a representation of how I look right now by any means, but my current state is not something I’m going to share with you all, ha ha. So these ones are much more fitting. So, onto what I was going to say. I had been feeling extremely unwell for the past month, with stomach aches, bloating, nausea and pains in my digestive system, causing lots of trapped gas too which has been absolute agony. Truthfully, I’ve never felt pain like that before and there were a few times where I thought I was actually going to pass out and have to go to hospital. It’s been on and off for the past year I would say, coming and going in waves, but the past couple of weeks have been the worst. I know it’s not nice to hear, but I started bringing up vomit in my mouth and the pain from the acid there was excruciating in my throat and in my stomach as I…

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